David Cameron was elected party leader while in opposition, then lead his party into government first with the coalition as they got the most seats of any party in 2010, then into an actual legit majority in 2015. He won the right to be the leader of the government.
People knew he would be PM when they voted Conservative. If you really think who the party leader is isn’t a huge factor of people’s voting intentions then I don’t know what to tell you.
Theresa May became PM in 2016 after Cameron’s resignation purely on the backing of some Tory MPs. She didn’t lead her party to victory in an election to become the Prime Minister.
She lead her party into the 2017 election and the voters decided to remove from her the majority they had given David Cameron. She only remained in power and the Tories in government via bribery to a smaller party.
Since then the numerical hold the Tories have on power has only decreased and yet now we have Boris Johnson who became Prime Minister on the say-so of only an unrepresentative sample of Tory members and again without leading his party to an election victory.
It fucking staggers me how so many people just can’t see any fucking problem with the way that works just because it’s always worked that way.
It’s fucked up that 3 out of our last 4 Prime Ministers have never led the party they lead to a successful majority in a general election.
Winning a general election should be a fucking requirement to be able to lead the country!
Seriously, when the party currently in government ousts its leader and replaces them with someone totally different it should mandate the dissolution of Parliament so a new general election can be held to ensure that the new leader of the government party can command a majority of support in the Commons via democratic endorsement by the population they wish to lead.
How is it that idea is a weird nonsense-concept to some while having a new Head of Government foisted upon us all, with over 99% of the population having zero say in the matter for potentially another 3 fucking years, is considered the normal and acceptable way of political existence?
I know it’s just generic fluffy language but that “graciously pleased” just gives me the image of the Queen being really smugly thrilled to finally get rid of Theresa May just as much as the rest of us are.
Seriously though, regarding Theresa May’s resignation and her replacement as Prime Minister:
The obvious consensus among, well, everyone is that the Tories are going to install a hard Brexiteer for the job on the wisdom that Theresa May being a Remainer during the EU referendum campaign means she was always too weak on Brexit because she didn’t personally want it to ever happen and a new hard Brexit-loving PM will be stronger and get it done properly.
But… what is it they think they can do, exactly?
I mean as much as some of it is down to being incompetent, sure, there is a reason that Theresa May spent so long trying to negotiate a deal and withdrawal settlement with the European Union.
I’d love to see reality crash down on the new dickhead’s ego when they stroll into Number 10 and immediately try and just yank us out of the EU with no deal and no agreement only to find out that oh shit, yeah you can’t really just do that as easily as every drunk twat in a Wetherspoons for the past 3 years seems to think you can.
And good luck on them trying to forge lasting relationships and deals with any other nation on Earth after they prove that the UK is an untrustworthy twat on the world stage because our leaders are liable to just bail on deals and arrangements while flipping everyone else involved the bird at a moment’s notice.
If anyone is dumb enough to think that Theresa May being replaced is now the end of this Brexit nonsense then they are about to be violently disabused of that notion because this shit is far from over.